In Kissimmee (USA), the first meeting of the 1/2 finals of the NBA Eastern conference playoff series between the Toronto raptors and the Boston Celtics took place at the HP field house stadium. The game was won by the nominal visiting players of “Boston” – 112:94 — and led the series 1-0.
Jason Tatum showed the best performance in the winning team, scoring 21 points and making 9 rebounds. The same number of points on the account of Marcus Smart. Kemba Walker recorded a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists. Daniel tice had a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Kyle Lauri scored 17 points for Toronto. Serge Ibaka scored 15 points.
Morris was removed from the court for hitting Doncic on the head
Los Angeles clippers forward Marcus Morris was removed from the court in the sixth game of the first round of the NBA playoffs with the Dallas Mavericks for a blow to the head of rival defender Luka Doncic, according to the “Twitter” FOX Sports West.
Doncic tried to make a pass to the ring, and Morris stopped him with a gross violation of the rules, then hit him on the head after the referee’s whistle. The referees reviewed the video of the incident and decided to remove Morris from the court.
This is not the first time Marcus Morris has been involved in a controversial moment involving Doncic. In the fifth game of the series, the clippers forward stepped on Doncic’s injured ankle. He said that he did it unintentionally, although many considered his actions deliberate.
Anthony Davis: if the owners don’t keep their word, we won’t play again. It’s simple
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Anthony Davis said that the boycott of matches will be resumed if the club owners do not fulfill their promises.
“We have a way to influence the situation. After meeting with the club owners, we were confident that they would keep their word. The conversation went well. If they don’t keep their word, we won’t play again. It’s simple, ” Yahoo Sports quoted Anthony Davis as saying.
In the NBA, players boycotted playoff games for several days in protest of racial inequality. A new wave of protests swept the United States after police officers in the city of Kenosha (Wisconsin, USA) shot 29-year-old African-American Jacob Blake several times in the back.
The playoff draw has already resumed. At the meeting, players and club owners decided to form a coalition of basketball players, coaches, and club leaders to fight social and racial injustice. In the fall presidential election in the United States, clubs must convert their arenas into polling stations. The League also intends to provide advertising platforms during matches to increase civic engagement and awareness.